Sonshine School places among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:
- Category Attribute
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
- Student Body Largest student body
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Total Students||269 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||21 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||varies by grade|
|Admissions Director||Mrs. Donna Wiens|
|Admissions Associate||Steve Hunter|
|Total Sports Offered||3 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Flag Football, VolleyballBasketball, Flag Football,|
- In addition to the core curriculum, Sonshine School offers Spanish, vocal music, computers, P.E., Bible, and participates in ACSI competitions including Math Olympics, spelling bee, and speech meet.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Salem Grades: 6-12 | 320 students
4373 Market St Ne
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 391-2639 3 6-12
- Salem Grades: NS | 222 students
1550 Fairgrounds Rd NE
Salem, OR 97303
(503) 363-9821 0.8 NS
- Salem Grades: NS-PK | 53 students
685 Court Street Ne
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 399-2769 0.4 NS-PK
My son has done really well and learned a lot at Sonshine. He loves his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Jewell, and really enjoys the school daycare. He has learned a lot this year and I am thankful we made the decision to put him in school early and that Sonshine took him. He was ready for school and has really flourished this part year. The curriculum and structure have been great for them. He also has learned to be kind and courteous to others. It is a great school with kind staff!
- Posted by Parent - akhall
My daughter attended for preschool and daycare. I appreciated the structure and consistency of the program. Curriculum themes (seasons, colors, holidays, etc) are integrated with reading, pre-writing and storytelling, counting, art, and music (my daughter loves to sing the songs she's learned) and biblical stories. She learned about rules, consequences, manners, and personal responsibility: i.e. clean up, sharing, communicating, etc. and has made many friends. She loved her teacher and the day care staff, all of whom are warm, knowledgeable, gentle and supportive. And she came home happy and tired! Sonshine School was such a blessing for us and I would highly recommend it.
- Posted by Parent - krist
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